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An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old boy whom police say is in “extreme danger” after his father beat his mother, then took him, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

 At about 7 p.m. Wednesday, police say, Zion Clinton Amir Williams was taken by his father, 28-year-old Joshua Christopher Williams.
 Police say the child was last seen in the 420 block of Cleveland Court, in Spotsylvania.

 Zion is described as a 3-foot-5 black boy who weighs 35 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue and white “Cars” diaper.
 Joshua Williams is described as a 5-foot-11 black man weighing about 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue and gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police said they may have been driving in a 2015 tan Nissan Altima with a Virginia tag of VHN4346. The car was later found abandoned, and authorities say both are still missing.

 Capt. Jeff Pearce, of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, says Joshua Williams has threatened to harm or kill the boy in the past.

Anyone who has information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-582-5822 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.